Category Archive: heart maps

Heart Maps: A Review and a Giveaway

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“My hope is that as you explore heart mapping with your writers, you will fall in love with the stories and poems, truths and courage that will unfold–both theirs and your own.” Georgia Heard in her newest book, Heart Maps.

Give Heart Maps a Rest! Try Writing Territory Maps

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The heart map is a great tool for helping students find personally meaningful topics, but used year after year, it might feel a little stale. Writing territory maps is another option!

{Discover. Play. Build.} More on Maps

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Last week… Stacey blogged about updating heart maps. (See everything we’ve blogged about heart maps here.) B. blogged about hand lists. I was reminded about writing close to the bones. I kept thinking… Continue reading

Updating Your Map

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The navigation system I have in my car is three years old.  Considering there’s been a great deal of construction in an area I travel to frequently, my GPS doesn’t do a great… Continue reading

For Art’s Sake!!!

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Whenever I think of an art-related activity to do with my students that isn’t an actual craft project, I always ask myself, “Will they get something out of this or am I doing… Continue reading

Getting Started with My Territories

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I decided it was time for me to start doing the work I’m going to ask my students to do this fall with regard to mapping their writing territories. The following photo includes… Continue reading

Heart Mapping & Writing Territories

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I’ve been having my students map their hearts, to help them generate ideas for writing, when they’re stuck, for as long as I’ve been teaching. However, last week when I was at the… Continue reading

WNW: Mapping Your Teaching Heart & Writing About One Item in Your Heart

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Please use Mr. Linky and/or post a comment with your entry. Thanks for participating today! Ruth’s entry can be found by clicking here. Stacey’s entry can be found by clicking here.

ruth’s wn entry: teaching heart map

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I teach because of relationships.  I teach to impact others in positive ways.  I was surprised, looking over my map because of what’s not there.  No units, no grammar, no standards.  Nothing of… Continue reading

A Twist on Heart Maps

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Georgia Heard came up with the idea first. Penny Kittle adapted it. I’m bringing it from NCTE to you. Create a Map of your TEACHING Heart. Record the places you’ve worked, the people… Continue reading

Memory Boxes are a big hit!

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I modeled the golf glove piece to my class today during my demonstration. I partially wrote it out and partially wrote in the air. Then, I had the kids select one item from… Continue reading

Mapping Our Hearts

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Heart Map Display Originally uploaded by teachergal My demo was too long. And because of that, the entire day ran late. HOWEVER, we had an amazing Writing Workshop where my students crafted maps… Continue reading